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" O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers; Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times. "
The works of Shakespear [ed. by H. Blair], in which the beauties observed by ... - Page 40
by William Shakespeare - 1769
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Giulio Cesare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2000 - 244 pages
...I do desire no more. BRUTUS Prepare the body, then, and follow us. Exeunt Antonj remains ANTONY 0, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers. Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times. Woe to...
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Shakespeare and the Hunt: A Cultural and Social Study

Edward Berry, Ralph Berry - Drama - 2001 - 253 pages
...horror of their action and protects him from their fury. In soliloquy, he vents his passion for revenge: "O pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, / That I am meek and gentle with these butchers!" (3.1.254 55 '. Brutus's hopeful imagery is thus turned against him; his attempt to...
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Julius Caesar

Jennifer Mulherin, Abigail Frost - Drama - 2001 - 31 pages
...grief-stricken Antony rages against the murderers, promising death and war in revenge. Mark Antony's lament O! pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers; Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times. Woe to...
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Orson Welles on Shakespeare: The W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre Playscripts

Orson Welles - Performing Arts - 2001 - 297 pages
...forth thy blood, It would become me better than to close In terms of friendship with thine enemies. O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever liv'd in the tide of times. Woe to...
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Exploring Proverbs: An Expository Commentary, Volume 1

John Phillips - Religion - 2002 - 592 pages
...short while later, standing by Caesar's corpse, Antony vowed vengeance. He spoke to Caesar's remains: O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times. Woe to...
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Shakespeare and Machiavelli

John Alan Roe, Both Professors of Maths John Roe - Drama - 2002 - 218 pages
...Rome, pp. 76-7. 33 See Macbeth 5.8.68, 'this dead butcher and his fiend-like queen', and JC 3. 1.254-5: 'O pardon me thou bleeding piece of earth / That I am meek and gentle with these butchers'. Brutus's own paradiastolic attempt to redefine the act of bloodshed along the lines...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...more. MARCUS BRUTUS. Prepare the body, then, and follow us. [Exeunt all but ANTONY. MARCUS ANTONIUS. illing sport, to the —Ąde ocean. Then let me go, and hinder not my cour these butchers! Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times. Woe to...
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The Imperial Theme

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 392 pages
...conspirators leave him alone with the dead Caesar, he again expresses his grief in violent blood-imagery : 0 pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers ; Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times. Woe to...
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Excel Preliminary English

David Mahony - English - 2003 - 282 pages
...expresses his true feelings and indicates as well the terrible consequences of the assassination: ANTONY: O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times. Woe to...
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Shakespeare in Performance: A Collection of Essays

Frank Occhiogrosso - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 147 pages
...as the symbol of the murdered Caesar and as the sign of the conspirators' guilt" {Charney l96l, 53). O pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times. Woe to...
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